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REFUND POLICY

VANCOUVER ISLAND SCHOOL OF ART TUITION REFUND POLICY

Courses

Course Status Admin Fee
Withdrawal (written notice) 7 or more days before start of course 5%
Withdrawal (written notice) less than 7 days before start of course 10%
Withdrawal (written notice) after first class 15%
Withdrawal (written notice) after second class 20%
Withdrawal (written notice) after third class 50%
No refund after fourth class  

Workshops

Workshop Status Admin Fee
Withdrawal 7 days (written notice) before start of workshop 10%
Withdrawal less than 7 days (written notice) before start of workshop 15%
Withdrawal less than 48 hours before start of workshop 35%
No refund after start of workshop  


Cancelled Courses and Workshops:
Students will receive a full refund of tuition and any applicable material or model fees in the event that a course or workshop is cancelled by the Vancouver Island School of Art.

PRIVATE CAREER TRAINING INSTITUTIONS AGENCY (PCTIA) STANDARD TUITION REFUND POLICY

1) A student may be entitled to a refund of tuition fees in the event that:

  1. The student provides written notice to the institution that he or she is withdrawing from the program; or
  2. The institution provides written notice to the student advising that the student has been dismissed from the program.

2) The written notice of withdrawal or dismissal may be delivered in any manner provided that a receipt or other verification is available that indicates the date on which the notice is delivered.

3) The notice of withdrawal or dismissal is deemed to be effective from the date it is delivered.

4) The refund to which a student is entitled is calculated on the total tuition fees due under the contract. Where total tuition fees have not yet been collected, the institution is not responsible for refunding more than has been collected to date and a student may be required to make up for monies due under the contract.

5) If the institution has received fees in excess of the amount it is entitled to under the student contract, the excess amount must be refunded.

6) Refund policy for students before the program of study begins:

  1. If written notice of withdrawal is received by the institution within 7 days after the contract is made, and before the commencement of the period of instruction specified in the contract, the institution may retain 5% of the total tuition and fees due under the contract to a maximum of $250.
  2. If written notice of withdrawal is received by the institution 30 days or more before the commencement of the period of instruction specified in the contract and more than 7 days after the contract was made, the institution may retain 10% of total tuition only due under the contract to a maximum of $1000.
  3. Subject to Section 6(a)(1) above, if written notice of withdrawal is received by the institution less than 30 days before the commencement of the period of instruction specified in the contract, and more than 7 days after the contract was made, the institution may retain 20% of the total tuition only, due under the contract to a maximum of $1300.
7) Refunds after the program of study starts:
  1. If written notice of withdrawal is received by the institution or a student is dismissed before 10% of the period of instruction specified in the contract has elapsed, the institution may retain 30% of the tuition due under the contract.
  2. b. If written notice of withdrawal is received by the institution, or a student is dismissed after 10% and before 30% of the period of instruction specified in the contract has elapsed, the institution may retain 50% of the tuition due under the contract.
  3. c. If a student withdraws or is dismissed after 30% of the period of instruction specified in the contract has elapsed, no refund is required.

8) Where a student did not meet the institutional and/or program specific minimum requirements for admission through no misrepresentation or fault of their own, the institution must refund all tuition and fees paid under the contract, less the applicable non-refundable student application or registration fee.

9) Where a student withdraws or is dismissed from their program, they are entitled to 100% refund of any as-yet to be received consumables that have been pre-paid.